Tingling or numbness in the tongue can be caused by a number of different conditions.
A tingling, numb, or pins and needles feeling is usually due to a loss of sensation from pressure or damage to the nerves.
A person may experience this sensation after sitting in an uncomfortable position for a long time, or if they fall asleep resting on an arm. Less common is a tingling feeling in the tongue, which usually results from a specific procedure or experience, such as an allergic reaction.
There are some medical conditions associated with a loss of sensation in the tongue, so it is important to be aware of the warning signs for serious medical conditions, such as a stroke.
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